Known as the Haverhill Experimental Film Festival for 5 years, HFF is revamping its programming to include animation, documentary, experimental, local and narrative for the next 5 years. We welcome the abstract, the riveting, the beautiful, the rugged, the emotional, the bold, the raw. We welcome films that tear through tradition and break boundaries with finesse.

Haverhill Film Festival 2018 will be a seven-day film extravaganza taking place October 8-14, 2018. For our sixth annual year, we will be more than doubling our programming and projecting 80 short films/videos and 6-10 feature films throughout the week in 15 separate competitive screenings.

Awards & Prizes

Six awards will be given out to the most outstanding film in each category (only one for features). Each award is $250.

Rules & Terms

80 short films and 6 features will be selected and programmed in 16 screenings!

Pre-screening only online. We will not be accepting DVDs!

Exhibition format includes Quicktime File (.mov or h.264) and 16mm film.

Films/videos completed after December 31, 2010.

Not accepting additional promotional materials for pre-screening.

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    Zachary Finkelstein

    Great festival with excellent programming! It was my first time attending the festival and it was a terrific experience. For experimental filmmakers H.E.F.F. is a gem!

    June 2017